Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Showground Road & Pacific Highway

(Gosford walkies #26)

Overcast now, high cover and 20 degrees (78 F). This morning it was warm and sunny. Went wanderingly about Gosford pretty much at random and snapped a few houses before my battery carked it. Hayfever right after the flu shits me something cruel but I love the march of the seasons, watching the flowers bloom and the young spring leaves growing crisp and bright on the bare European trees.

Showground Road Gosford

Showground Road Gosford, opposite the railway station back entrance.

Federation Bungalow (circa 1890 - c. 1915). The awning on the right is not Federation and ten bob says that vent was central, bigger and up in the peak of the roof originally. The windows night be original under those flyscreens. They looked it.

The green on white slats business looks added or replaced. It's too crisp to be original. Nice colours with the dark brick and not un-original from what I've seen locally.

Pacific Highway Gosford

Pleasant old bungalow on the main road. Probably a rental judging by the temporary-looking curtain in the glassed-in veranda. Looked in fairly good nick though. It's right next door to the one below.

Pacific Highway Gosford

The veranda on this one looks like it was always glassed-in. Unusual for a Federation Bungalow from what I've learned so far.

Both are Federation Bungalow (circa 1890 - c. 1915) and side by side over on Pacific Highway between Dwyer Street and Lindsey Street. Opposite the Showgrounds though you can't actually see the Showgrounds from just there due to houses on the railway side of the street.

I like that brick teeth business. Can't find the techo name for it in the book. We're all friends here so we'll just call it brick teeth for now. These are the only houses I've noticed it on so far. It's not uncommon on low brick fences though, thusly just along the road a few blocks in Etna Street.


Inexplicable DeVice said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Spike darling. Even though you have got hayfever.

I would have stopped by days ago but have been in Manchester for a few days, without internet access!

Spike said...

Ta muchly.

without internet access!